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CBS
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. >>> the union that represents metro workers says a bus driver being investigated for using a cell phone on the job was calling metro's central control center because her work-issued radio did not work. the union says that the driver never moved the bus while she was on the phone. the driver has been on leave since she was photographed using the phone last month. >>> the white house hopes that it can rally president obama supporters to help put to rest some of the concerns being voiced loudly at town hall meetings that are being held across the nation. lawmakers are getting an earful about health care reform, coast to coast. and the president is looking to retake the offensive. he tries to clear up the plans to reform the system. joel brown reports. >> reporter: the opposition to president obama's health care reform efforts is getting louder and louder. >> say no to socialism. >> reporter: voters are voicing their opinions, sometimes angrily at town hall meetings across the nation. >> you listen to us. >> reporter: opponents are concerned that health care reform plans could lead to a com
CBS
Aug 19, 2009 12:00pm EDT
use make up bethe declined eventually losing the election. a couple of years later he became the executive producer of the cbs evening news with walter cronkite. he is credited with coining the term anchorman and creating a look that for decades defined how information news was presented but his greatest reindication is no -- creation was 60 minutes the face of journalism. >> this is 60 minutes a kind of magazine for television. >> reporter: 6 a minutes was the first news program to become a top ten television show. it regularly made headlines with stories ranging from hard- hitting investigative pieces to interviews with the famous and the notorious. the show won every award in the book. >> you're running the piece. >> tell me a story, hewitt would demand. he had an instinct for knowing what the average american likes to watch. he carefully scrutinized every script. the show remained on top for more than 30 years. hewitt had already celebrated his 80th birthday when in 2004 he officially stepped down as head of 60 minutes. but don hewitt remained in the cbs family, lending h
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 12:00pm EDT
all of them, no one was injured. and here's what maybes and -- neighbors told us a while back. >> i woke up at 5:00 a.m. and heard some noise and looked outside and saw flames and fire trucks. >> reporter: how does it feel to know this is just one of seven arson fires set throughout the neighborhood morning. >> kind of scary to know this is going on. because we feel pretty safe in our neighborhood so something like this is a little alarming. >> very much of a concern to us. potentially at that time of the morning it could have gone unnoticed and traveled to occupied homes where people were sleeping and been tragic. >> reporter: right now there's still a lot of smoke here. you can see it in the air. it is quite accurate and this is the aftermath of one of the hay bail fires that took place. six others and now as we just told you firefighters are on the scene of a barn fire and also in the damascus area and they are investigating the vandalized post boxes. quite a scene out here in damascus. this is usually a quiet area of montgomery county, but, j.c., that's not the case today. repor
CBS
Aug 27, 2009 12:00pm EDT
-block area and took a knife to water lines being used by construction projects. of course police are investigating. there's an anticrime surveillance camera in the area and police plan to look the tapes to see if they can identify suspects. we will have details coming up on 9 news now at 5:00. >>> and we are following a developing story from northeast washington. a man shot by police officers early this morning has died. this happened around 3:40 this morning at a shell gas station on benning road northeast. officers responded to a report of a man with a gun at the gas station. when they arrived the suspect allegedly pointed the weapon at officers and the officers fired at the suspect. police will not say if this was a robbery attempt. >>> at this time i have been told that the subject had a weapon and he was tapping on the window of the shell station, cashiers location. >> reporter: no officer was injured in the shooting. stay with wusa 9 and wusa9.com. we will have the latest information on this story. >>> we now know the name of one of two people stabbed in northwest washingto
CBS
Aug 5, 2009 12:00pm EDT
in the arms of their families, euna lee and laura ling are now on u.s. soil. >> 30 hours ago, euna lee and i were prisoners in north korea. >> reporter: euna was reunited with her husband and 4-year-old daughter and laura with her mother and sister. they thanked president clinton 0 who brokered their pa pardon with kim jong-il. >> we saw, standing before us, president bill clinton [ applause ] we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. >> reporter: president clinton did not speak at the homecoming here but issued a statement saying he's happy the two journalists are reunited with their families. the reporters were working for al gore's tv venture when they were arrested for illegally crossing the border. after north korea indicated they would be open to a deal with clinton, the former vice president and the reporters ' families asked him to make a trip. >> this has had a happy ending. >> reporter: no one is happier than lee and ling who were serving a 12-year sentence. >> the past 140 days have been the most difficult, heart wrenching time o
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. sky 9 is over that station right now providing us with this live picture. we have been told that one person was injured on the track and possibly struck. again, you should expect delays on the orange line while rescue officials take care of the situation and while they investigate exactly what happened. >>> there's another developing story that we want to tell you about. this one involving a woman who disappeared 13 years ago. her name is shah cheetah bell and she was murdered by her boyfriend. however, her body was never found. today authorities are searching a wooded area near fort washington, maryland. we have been told so far nothing has been found but we will have more information throughout the day on our website at wusa9.com and tonight on 9 news out in at 5:00. >>> now the it willest on health care reform. democrats are sending reinforcements to the front lines in the fight with reform opponents. they have set up a war room on captiol hill and the white house has launched a website to counter critics. drew levinson reports from coast to coast, the battle is heating up. >> hey
CBS
Aug 28, 2009 12:00pm EDT
to tell us what we can expect. >> j.c., already some strong thunderstorms are firing. we don't have any warnings on them quite yet this noon. but let me show you doppler 9000 and show you e thareas urn the gun right now. e h ty much approachin utsoside ofutth e wabethlte th wilson bridge for sure. th me is where we will be having so problems right now. i have been lookheg tatse for a while. they ar te mainlyov intog e the ea . ho an hour. so, awere going to be watching them develop so problems. r fome trto t tck this r u.yo this cluster around d mou.ng tomoving to davidsonville and what not. so as we animate this for you, we c te llyou some towns that wi force , sebameadows 126. you get the idea. that's t th lyonlycluster we have. ill weckoubat of the picture now w anshow you not just springfield under the gun but firi uptoup the west here down from manassas and again moving an0 he steastnoasrt 3t he ins hour s lk onlortfolks in lorton you llwi be seeing this. what are we talking for the afternoon, show you the radar loop. this is just e a loofexpect a l moving in here. this is noth
CBS
Aug 10, 2009 12:00pm EDT
are antaing about temperatures thael in the 100s. one thing that may help us a few thunderstorms in west virginia. if they can survive the thip ere thmountains and survive this amazingly strong high thbeforeise day o. day is out. we wl co meback and talk about the records to beat. as we were discussing how much longer the heat will be around when i return in 15 minutes. j.c.? >> thank you, howard. >>> well, how are residents coping with the intense heat? our 9 news now digital correspondent armando trull has that side of the story. >> reporter: the heat advisory kicks in at noon. >> i just deal with it, you know, simple as that. nothing you can do about it. >> reporter: mother naturing is dealing a mix of high humidity and high temperatures [ speaking in spanish ] >> in english that means today the mercury could reach 100 degrees. >> i will be inside most of the day. >> that is a good idea because air quality can be dangerous. >> it is code orange air quality day today which means it is unhealthy for sensitive groups like children, older adults and people with respiratory problems and
CBS
Aug 31, 2009 12:00pm EDT
patrol told us that we have at least a half hour to get out or, you know, we could burn. thousands of firefighters will be on the lines today, all with heavy hearts. two firefighters died on sunday when their vehicle rolled down a mountain. >> please, prayers for their family of our two brothers that we lost. >> reporter: north of sacramento, an out-of-control blaze roared through the town of auburn, destroying dozens of homes in a few hours. >> our house is gone. >> are you serious. >> i'm standing right there. the whole block has been leveled, our block. >> reporter: firefighters are making progress in some areas but the fires remain very dangerous and more could double in size before they are brought under control. teri okita, cbs news, california. >>> sky 9 was over the scene of a townhouse fire in frederick, maryland. officials say that one person is in the hospital for burns. the house went up in flames an 7:00 this morning. and right now, fire officials are at the scene and in the 100 block of victoria square searching for a cause of this fire. >>> well, it is back to school
CBS
Aug 3, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. >> the role of the federal government is not to run the used car business. >> reporter: car dealers will get federal dollars for trades they have already made and starting today the government will do its best to reimburse trades for deals they make as part of the program. time is running out. lawmakers start to work on the bill today, but they are scheduled to leave for summer break by the end of the week. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >>> congress is setting its sights on big banking bonuses. the house has voted to restrict compensation packages. up to nine banks who took billions of dollars in federal bailout money pay thousands of employees millions dollars in bonuses. >>> which week we expect to get answers behind the fire that destroyed the home of peggy cooper. firefighters were helpless to do anything but watch as her house on chain bridge road burned to the ground. the reason, low water pressure meant less water from nearby fire hydrants. fire department investigators are trying to figure out why the pressure was so low and they should issue a report this week. >>> well, preside
CBS
Aug 4, 2009 12:00pm EDT
-friendly option available to us. >> link up many of the existing metro rail stations, marc stations, amtrak station. i think it will help to achieve our goal of livable, sustainable, transit oriented walkable, bikable communities. >> reporter: the route is 16 miles long and links prince georges and montgomery counties. >> the purple line is creating a great route for travelers so that more people can get jobs from the west side and bring more jobs to the east side in prince georges county. >> 55 sleek cable cars would make 21 stops between the new carrollton and bethesda metro station. >> it pays to add more stops because it will allow more people to use it. >> what is the ridership expected to be. >> i think 70,000 plus. >> reporter: those that support the $1.5 billion project say it is greener than building more roads. maryland will now apply for a billion dollars in federal funding for the process. critics say the purple line may devastate the path along the georgetown trail and may file a lawsuit to block the project. 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> if all goes according to plan, the purp
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 12:00pm EDT
popping along a front. that will cool us off. i will talk about the thunderstorm chance and when it will fire up and when it will end when i see you next. back to you. >>> we are getting information right now about a developing story. there's been a hotel evacuation in ocean city, maryland. three people have been hospitalized after high levels of carbon monoxide were found at the americana hotel at the boardwalk. ocean city police say the hotel was evacuated this morning, and tests found relatively high levels of carbon monoxide in the seven-story building's three highest floors. according to police, the source of the leak is still under investigation. >>> eunice shriver died this morning and praise is pouring in for the woman who embodied the kennedy's a tradition of public service. president obama called eunice shriver an extraordinary woman and a champion for the rights of the mentally disabled. drew levinson has reaction to the death of president john f. kennedy's sister. >> reporter: eunice kennedy shriver died overnight at cape cod hospital surrounded by family. the 88-year
CBS
Aug 17, 2009 12:00pm EDT
to highlight someone doing good in the community send us an e-mail. our address is heros@wusa9.com. >>> still to come, michael vick talks about his life in prison in hid first televised interview with james brown. >> there's no way of you know, explaining the hurt and the guilt that i felt. and that was the reason i cried so many nights and that put it all in perspective. >> reporter: we will have more on the 60 minutes interview. also, back to school. getting a good grade for retailers will be a challenge this year, and l we'ly. we'll explain wh y. we'll be right back. ?ñ?? most for headaches. for arthritis pain... in your hands... knees... and back. for little bodies with fevers.. and big bodies on high blood pressure medicine. tylenol works with your body... in a way other pain relievers don't... so you feel better... knowing doctors recommend tylenol... more than any other brand of pain reliever. >>> michael vick says he is a changed man. the philadelphia eagles quarterback is speaking able his experience in federal prison and the impact it has had on his life. vick talked to former chan
CBS
Aug 20, 2009 12:00pm EDT
for us to deny compassion to him and his familiar in his final days re. >> reporter: he says he may die sooner or later but it will happen in his home country of libya. cbs news, new york. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton released a statement today saying she was deeply disappointed by the decision to release the lockerbie bomber. >>> we have developing story from southwest washington. the health and human services building was evacuated this morning voluming a small explosion. -- following a small explosion. a fire department spokesman calls it precautionary because the building in the 300 block of independence avenue is without air conditioning. there are no injuries reported. a preliminary investigation finds that the explosion was in an electrical room and it was contained to the immediate area. employees are now back in their offices. >>> there was some high anxiety for window washers in northwesta shington this morning. because one had to be rescued from scaffolding in the atrium of a building in the 1100 block of connecticut avenue. the first call came in to e fire departme
CBS
Aug 21, 2009 12:00pm EDT
of the weekend. how's bill going to impact us? mainly in the form of our local beach goers to ocean city. as you possession mentioned rip tides and rough surf a big concern if you are heading to the coast and we will talk about that. i want to show you doppler 9000. as forecasted the thunderstorms are developing. they are moving northeast at 35 miles an hour. thurmont they are affecting you right now. it is north of the border. there's a severe thunderstorm watch for south central pennsylvania and in adams county a severe thunderstorm warning until 12:30. we'll no focus on other areas seeing the thunderstorms developing and i will have the weekend forecast when i see you next. >> thank you very much. >>> well, stafford county woman is facing a felony county mue th sedor fothe drug overdose of foensay that samant ngcaan stole oxycontin may rln i for. ng a for. during a ne dlgevega hedrug to e y tgahe g 18-year-old jessica lynn ea -y18r-old jessica lynn profi and pr-yit eddi dixtnee . mega she is being held in jail without bond. >>> fairfax county police are investigating an accident that left
CBS
Aug 25, 2009 12:00pm EDT
reserve. >> the gentleman next to me has led us through one of the worst financial crisises this continental as ever faced. >> the approach to financial system on the verge of collapse with calm and wisdom with bold action and out of the box thinking. it helped to put the brakes on our economic free fall. >> reporter: during the height of the meltdown, bernanke took fire for unconventional lending program. but with the economy starting to emerge from the recession he is widely credited for unlocking credit and stabilizing the financial market. by choosing bernanke to lead the fed for another four years, president obama is trying to reassure the world and wall street that the u.s. will be sticking with this approach. the markets like the news. >> he's reasonable doubt really done a great job keeping the market performing. there's no question about it. >> reporter: the senate is expected to reconfirm bernanke but he has his critics who say he may have saved wall street but not millions who lost their homes to foreclosure. >> our objective remains con substantial, to restore a
CBS
Aug 26, 2009 12:00pm EDT
from people in every r tierrno our nation and around the world how much he meant to all of us. >> reporter: here's part of a statement released by the senator's family shortly after his passing. -- republicans are also phrasing the career of ted kennedy. arnold schwarzenegger who's married to maria shriver called kennedy a loving husband, father, uncle and brother and the rock of the family. nancy reagan release a statement saying -- >>> reaction to senator kennedy's death is pouring in not just from the u.s. but around the world, as well. gordon brown says even facing illness and death he never stopped fightinger the causes which were his life's work. i am proud to have counted him as a friend. kevin rudd had this to say. >>> while his passing didn't come as a surprise, the kennedy family political allies and critics are all in morning. the late senator emerged from the shadows of big brothers john and robert to become one of the preimminent politicians in the country. we have more from the kennedy compound in hyannis port, massachusetts. >> reporter: the liberal lion of the
CBS
Aug 7, 2009 12:00pm EDT
in a cia missile strike on his farmhouse along the afghan border. a u.s. intelligence official says there are strong indications he is dead and the taliban is confirming it. richard roth reports now from london. >> reporter: it's not think first time the leader of the pakistan militia has been killed but first time there is so much support for the claim. believed to be in his 30s and not often photographed he had a $5 million bounty on his head. capturing or killing him as been a top priority of u.s. counterterrorism efforts and as one american official has put it, the world would be a r safe place without him. it is said massoud was among those killed in an american missile attack on wednesday in a remote village in the tribal area of northwest pakistan. the claims backed by u.s. and pakistani intelligence officials, although they say they have no physical evidence. but two of mass organization ud's lieutenants have echoed the claim he was killed. the west blames him for the 2007 assassination of former prime minister bhutto and a wave of violence in pakistan. his death will leave
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 12:00pm EDT
over at town halls across the country. >> look at the picture. you are stealing from us. >> reporter: they say the best way for president obama to push back on the myths about health care reform is to make his case in person. >> the president strongly believes it is better to address what people's concerns are and take them head on. >> reporter: the president will take on his critics tomorrow at a town hall in colorado. manuel gallegus, cbs news, belgrade, montana. >> you can follow today's health care forum live by going to our website at wusa9.com. we will have coverage tonight coming up on 9 news now at 5:00. >>> a western pennsylvania woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after police say they forced the woman's young son to fight each other at least 20 times as the couple watched. it reportedly happened at the town of tarentum north of pittsburgh. the 6-year-old and 9-year-old tell authorities their mom's boyfriend said the fights were training to toughen them up. >>> a charles county judge who acknowledged deplating a tire has resigned as chief administrator of the circuit
CBS
Aug 6, 2009 12:00pm EDT
it comes to awarding outside contracts using the taxpayers dime. the article claims there is little evidence of what taxpayers got in return. between 2007 and 2009, he dolled out $252,000 to outside contractors for consulting work, media relations and temporary workers. some of the money may have been for political campaigning and not constituent services according to 0 the post. the second biggest is brown who spent $45,000 during the same time period. the district's contracting policies are being investigated because of a recent scandal involving barry and a former girlfriend he hired as a contractor. barry repeatedly said he has broken no laws in his contracting activities. the "washington post" article also includes nasty excerpts of e-mails between barry, his former girlfriend and that former girlfriend's ex-husband, but nothing in the article said that anything barry did is illegal. so the end result maybe that those who love barry as well as those who dislove barry may come to the same conclusion, it is marion barry, being marion barry. at the wilson building, armando trull
CBS
Aug 24, 2009 12:00pm EDT
cole bombing suspect, hoping to get him to talk. this tactic and mock executions were used to make suspected terrorists talk and cia secret prisons. these details are revealed in a report written in 2004 but just made public. a government official tells cbs news, there were many incidents in which lower level agents used questionable tactics. two former cia directors tried to keep the report from being publishedded but the agency calls the come ancient history and insists the agents involved have been disciplined already. the obama white house is taking new steps to distance itself from the bush administration and its interrogation policies. it created a new unit charged with questioning suspected terrorists, a move to put the fbi in charge of interrogations. the members of the new unit will be interrogation directives. among them they will no longer be able to subject detainees to sleep deprivation or loud music for long period of times but the american civil liberties union say it is not enough. they want eric holder to follow up with an investigation in to however the agents wen
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